Category Archives: California

The state of California v Donald J. Trump

The enmity that Donald Trump feels toward California is well known. The enmity that a majority of Californians feels toward Donald Trump is well known. He lost that state — badly — in the 2016 presidential election, and the man … Continue reading

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Meet the man who wants to move California’s conservatives to Texas

The Los Angeles Times has the story. He moved there late last year, bailing on his native California after a second failed run for Congress. In May, he started a company called Conservative Move, which aims to help other Republicans … Continue reading

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Meet (and watch) Gideon Yapp, a high school student who went on a tirade on an Asian teacher

NOTE: I inadvertently referred to Yapp as a “teacher” in the original post. I’ve edited it to correctly reflect he’s a student.  When KCBS posted its story, Yapp wasn’t identified by name. Shortly thereafter, he was. The Daily Mail explores … Continue reading

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He was captive. He fathered 30. Now he’s free.

The Associated Press has the details. “He kind of flew right past us. It was really incredible,” Brandt said by telephone Thursday.

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A debate in California: Can vaccinations be mandatory in order to receive public education

The San Jose Mercury News takes a look at what’s at stake. Does one student’s right to an education trump another student’s right to stay healthy? That question looms over Senate Bill 277, a controversial proposal that would tighten the … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Former Nebraska standout, NFL bust Phillips suspected in death of prison cellmate

CBS Sports has the details. Lawrence Phillips, the sixth-overall pick in the 1996 draft who has been behind bars since 2008, is suspected of killing his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison, according to a prison news release (via the … Continue reading

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Proposal to raise smoking age in California to 21

The Sacramento Bee has the story. In an effort to keep cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers, state Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, announced legislation that would raise the legal smoking age in California from 18 to 21.

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